Monday, December 20, 2010

A Bankster Gives Thanks: A Satire

This being the season of goodwill towards men and women it is appropriate that we banksters give thanks. Therefore,

I give thanks that we are still free after ripping off the financial system.

I give thanks for governments who bailed us out.

I give thanks for the taxpayers everywhere who will pay for our bailouts.

I give thanks for offshore tax havens where we can keep our ill-gotten gains in safety.

I give thanks that we are still in positions of power to advise governments on monetary policy.

I give thanks for the greatest country in the world and to a justice system that has failed to convict us for fraud.

I give thanks that over 40 million taxpayers who helped bail us out are able to get food stamps in the greatest country in the world.

I give thanks that countries which were “living beyond their means” are now practicing austerity.
I give thanks that some “investors” and “bond holders” are being bailed out with tax-payers’ dollars.

I give thanks that our useless “toxic assets” have been dumped on the taxpayers.

I give thanks for the “free enterprise” system.

I give thanks that the peoples of various countries are accepting austerity and loss of sovereignty.

I give thanks that it is so easy to herd the masses into acceptance of control by us monied, unelected international banksters.

I give thanks for those who believe “We are doing God’s work.”

I give thanks for politicians of all political stripes who do what we tell them.

I give thanks for those who say, “there is no free lunch” (except for us of course).

I give thanks for those banksters who say, “Let the marketplace decide,” but when the market goes bust they accept taxpayer bailouts.

And finally, I give thanks for all the think tanks, economists, experts and propaganda merchants who continue to propagate in our favor by calling the greatest robbery in the history of the free world a “recession.” Their supportive peddling of propaganda helps keep the masses in submission. Still, enough of the negativity, good things are always happening for us banksters, so Ho, Ho, Ho and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all in our grasping, controlling, manipulative hands.

Stephen J. Gray
December 20, 2010